Would you believe it if I told you each of these three dimensional tapestries are made of cut paper?! Honestly, paper. Artist Gunjan Aylawadi hand cuts thousands of strips of paper, twists them around a thin wire wire and then glues them onto hand drawn patterns to make her beautifully intricate paper carpets. As you might assume, this is a painstaking process that requires absolute precision and patience. Every millimeter is crucial. Gunjan developed this unique technique as way to pay tribute to the history of craftsmanship and to the ancestors who, with limited tools, were able to leave a legacy of meticulously crafted mosaics. Take the time to give her work a closer look and I wonder if it, too, will leave you in awe.
(via The Jealous Curator)